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Posts Tagged ‘groundwater’

‘First, Do No Harm’: A Hippocratic Oath For Public Officials Making Land Use Decisions

‘First, Do No Harm’: A Hippocratic Oath For Public Officials Making Land Use Decisions

The northern end of the Hogan-Pancost property on the morning of Sept. 12, 2013 (photo from http://ramadda.org/repository/entry/show?entryid=27d13820-6805-4912-b096-370cf97c376e) At a PLAN-Boulder County forum on Friday, December 4, 2015 about [...]

Crowdfunding Fracking Science

Crowdfunding Fracking Science

Concerns about the effects of hydraulic fracturing on the environment and human health have prompted local communities to either ban or place moratoria on new well development. In nearby Weld County and across the country, however, the process [...]

NYTimes.com | Chevron Pollution Case in Ecuador Takes Unexpected Turn

NYTimes.com | Chevron Pollution Case in Ecuador Takes Unexpected Turn

"The consulting firm, Stratus Consulting of Boulder, Colo., announced late Thursday that it had originally been misled by Steven R. Donziger, a lead lawyer for the Ecuadorean villagers, and had decided to disavow its contributions to scientific [...]

No Explosions at Fracking Forum

No Explosions at Fracking Forum

photo and graphic courtesy Mike Chiropolos At a PLAN-Boulder County forum on the evening of November 19, a panel discussion of hydraulic fracturing of oil shale to produce natural gas (and sometimes oil), commonly known as “fracking,” [...]

Colorado to Preempt Local Regulation of Oil and Gas Industries

Colorado to Preempt Local Regulation of Oil and Gas Industries

With the introduction of the Halliburton Loophole in 2005, the federal government largely abdicated its role in regulating the water quality impacts of oil and gas extraction.  Local governments have been forced to step up, and communities in [...]

Development Proposed in the South Boulder Creek Flood Plain

Development Proposed in the South Boulder Creek Flood Plain

At a presentation sponsored by PLAN-Boulder County on Friday, January 13, neighbors of the proposed Hogan-Pancost development, in opposing the project, acknowledged that high groundwater levels and flood hazards probably should have kept the City of [...]

In Your Back Yard

In Your Back Yard

The Hogan/Pancost concept plan will be presented to the City of Boulder Planning Board this Thursday, January 19th, at 6pm at the Municipal Building (Broadway and Canyon). The current concept plan calls for 122 homes on 20 acres of wetland meadow [...]

Hogan-Pancost Development Heads to Planning Board

Hogan-Pancost Development Heads to Planning Board

If you’re like us, you know Dr. Seuss – you’ve either had his stories read to you, or read them to your own children.  Woven into the whimsical illustrations and sublime rhymes are some pretty serious lessons.  One seems very timely, with [...]